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CAS 98319-26-7 Safe Hair Loss Treatment Powder Finasteride
Finasteride is used for:
Treating urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]). It is also used to lower the risk of needing surgery to treat BPH. It may be used with another medicine (doxazosin) to lower the risk of worsening BPH. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Finasteride is a type of steroid reductase inhibitor. It works by reducing the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body. This makes the prostate gland smaller, which helps to relieve urinary problems.
Before using finasteride:
Some medical conditions may interact with finasteride. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have narrowing or a blockage in the urinary tract, prostate cancer, nerve or muscle problems of the bladder, a bladder infection, severe trouble urinating, or if you are unable to urinate
if you have a history of increased serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, abnormal liver function tests, or liver problems
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with finasteride. However, no specific interactions with finasteride are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if finasteride may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
For the purpose of combating hair loss, standard Finasteride doses will be 1mg per day with Finasteride doses reaching 5mg per day in order to combat prostate enlargement. For the purpose of combating the androgenic side effects of specific anabolic steroid use, Finasteride doses will be 1mg per day during steroid use.
While Finasteride use can be beneficial during anabolic steroid use, keep in mind it only works for the steroids discussed above. Further, the use of Finasteride along with Testosterone, Methyltestosterone or Fluoxymesterone can severely diminish the results and effectiveness of such steroids. This will lead the individual to only use the inhibitor when absolutely necessary; if not, there really is no point in his anabolic steroid use. It should also be noted, while Finasteride will have no affect on DHT compounds and can increase the androgenicity of Nandrolone and Trenbolone, it will have a very moderate to no androgenic reducing effect on Boldenone (Equipoise) and Methandrostenolone (Dianabol).
Finasteride Functions & Traits:
Finasteride is officially classified as a Type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. The human body carries two types of reductase enzymes, Type I and Type II with Type II being responsible for approximately 2/3 of all circulating dihydrotestosterone in the body. The Type II enzyme is primarily found in the scalp and prostate, and to a degree the skin. By introducing a Type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitor such as Finasteride, we now inhibit the 5-alpha reductase enzyme’s ability to metabolize specific hormones. In the case of Finasteride, the hormone we are trying to inhibit is DHT.
Effects of Finasteride:
The effects of Finasteride are specifically designed to inhibit the reduction of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone that occurs due to the testosterone hormone being metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. When we inhibit DHT, this can protect against hair loss. DHT has the ability to deteriorate the hair follicles, but when the effects of Finasteride are present this can reverse the problem or rather prevent it. High levels of DHT can also lead to prostate enlargement, a far more concerning issue than hair loss. The effects of Finasteride are so strong on the prostate data has shown that 6 months of Finasteride therapy can significantly to even completely reduce prostate enlargement.
When examining the effects of Finasteride, we must look at them a little differently when considering its use with anabolic steroids. Many anabolic steroids are already DHT based; steroids like Oxymetholone (Anadrol), Methenolone (Primobolan) and Stanozolol (Winstrol) are DHT derived anabolic steroids. There is nothing for the 5-alpha reductase enzyme to metabolize, and as a result, nothing for a related inhibitor like Finasteride to inhibit. Then we have testosterone derived anabolic steroids, and this is where the effects of Finasteride can prove useful to the anabolic steroid user. However, this will only apply to specific testosterone derived anabolic steroids, specifically Testosterone (all forms), Methyltestosterone (Metandren) and Fluoxymesterone (Halotestin).
When high levels of testosterone are present in the body, there is more of the hormone to be metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, and as a result, potentially a larger buildup of DHT. This can promote androgenic effects that can be combated by the effects of Finasteride. This can protect against hair loss and prostate enlargement, but with hair loss it’s only a benefit for those predisposed to male pattern baldness. If you are not predisposed, hair loss is impossible. If you are predisposed, you’re going to lose your hair at some point no matter what you do, but the high levels of DHT may speed up the process. The use of Finasteride in this capacity can also help with acne that sometimes occurs due to a strong androgenic atmosphere. However, once again we’re only talking about those who are genetically sensitive. If you are not generally sensitive to acne it is unlikely any acne will occur to begin with.
The effects of Finasteride can help reduce the relative androgenicity of the anabolic steroidal hormones mentioned above, Testosterone, Methyltestosterone and Fluoxymesterone. However, Finasteride will not completely reduce the hormone’s androgenicity, but it will have a significant effect. If you are very sensitive to androgenic side effects, you may want to consider avoiding strong androgenic steroids. As a male, you will still need exogenous testosterone if you’re going to supplement with anabolic steroids, but you’ll want to keep it at a minimal level. For such individuals, you will find steroids like Anavar, Equipoise and Deca Durabolin to be far friendly regarding androgenic side effects.
It should also be noted that Finasteride can actually enhance the androgenicity of certain steroids, Nandrolone and any Nandrolone derivative such as Trenbolone being primary. Finasteride and all 5-alpha reductase inhibitors should be avoided when using such steroids. It is also important to remember that the use of Finasteride will have no effect on DHT derived anabolic steroids; again, there is nothing for the enzyme to metabolize and therefore nothing to inhibit. If specific DHT steroids are a problem for you due to the androgenic effects or steroids like Trenbolone, which is highly androgenic, you may want to avoid such steroids.